Tag: Egypt

Down with Sisi and long live the people!

On Friday 20 September, people in Egypt took to the streets in some of the first protests since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took power in 2014. Here is the statement by the Revolutionary Socialists.

Hope and tragedy in April 1919

The Limerick Soviet (13 - 27 April 1919) was one manifestation of a wave of revolutionary crises that confronted British imperialism in the aftermath of WWI.

Understanding the Arab right #HM2018

Max S reports from a session at Historical Materialism conference that included perspectives on Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt and the Syrian civil war.

Kefaya – sounds of a new world

Lois C reviews a musical project that captures the energy and excitement of the latest wave of global resistance. For most readers of this review the...

International statement: We fight dictatorships, imperialist aggression and Daesh. We reject the politics of...

Over recent months, people across the Middle East have been hit by an intensification of conflict in Syria and Iraq. That escalation has been...

The fear of Islamism and the terror of the state

Peter Hill on the 'power of nightmares' from Syria to India and the UK. The 'war on terror' has seen a revival since the rise...

The new grand alliance in the Middle East

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale explain the changing international alliances in Middle Eastern politics, and how this is connected to rising Islamophobia in Europe. This...

Adam Hanieh on the Gulf states, neoliberalism and liberation in the Middle East

Adam Hanieh is a senior lecturer at and School of Oriental and African Studies and author of Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in...

Egypt: from revolution to repression

Anne Alexander, from the MENA Solidarity Network, is the co-author, with Mostafa Bassiouny, of the forthcoming book Bread, Freedom, Social Justice. She spoke to...

Autumn rs21 magazine out now

The new edition of the rs21 magazine is out now. Since the last issue of the rs21 magazine came out there has been an...

Latest articles

Zero Covid-19: what we can do

Current UK Government strategy, unchecked, would mean thousands of avoidable deaths in the coming months. It doesn't have to be that way.

We must act now

As the initially censored Public Health England report makes clear, Covid-19 has exposed the lethal structures of systemic racism in our society. Artwork and text by Katherine Hearst.

Report: Covid 19 and the racism of the state

On Friday, 26 June, rs21 East London held an online meeting to explore the relationship between state racism and the healthcare system during the COVID-19 crisis. Rose Whitehorn writes about some of the key issues discussed. 

Review: Martin Monath, A Jewish Resistance Fighter among Nazi soldiers

Merilyn Moos reviews a fascinating and little-known history of Trotskyist organising during World War Two.

Interview: Putin’s crisis of legitimacy

A referendum characterised by unprecedented falsification theoretically clears the way for Putin to stay as Russian president until 2036, but popular support for his regime is declining sharply.

Fighting for the NHS: victory in Wales

The Tories may clap, but they had brought the NHS to its knees before Covid-19. The campaign to save an A&E in South Wales shows how communities can defeat cuts and role back austerity.

China ends Hong Kong autonomy

Beijing hopes that the imposition of the 'National Security Law' will mean the end of the democratic movement in Hong Kong. Colin Sparks argues that they are likely to be disappointed.

The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.

The British left must stand in solidarity with Palestinians

Max Stein argues for vocal solidarity with Palestinians as the annexation of the West Bank goes ahead.

Artivists at Work

Artivists at Work was formed in response to the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Here's a round-up of highlights from June and details of how to get involved.

Highlights

Fighting back better: abolitionist trans struggle and the GRA

To defeat transphobia, we must build radical anti-racist solidarity against state violence

Whose side are you on?

The Black Lives Matter protests have come up against police and the far right in the streets. Starmer’s Labour Party has taken the side of the cops.
Kwasi Agyemang-Prempeh

Video: Black Lives Matter

Black activists in Britain talk about the response to the murder of George Floyd, underlying racism and economic factors, links with the pandemic and how we build anti-racist solidarity.

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.
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Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?